Dr Polly Tsai
MBBS FAFRM (RACP)
Consultant Rehabilitation Physician
Rehabilitation medicine is about restoring function and enhancing quality of life to people with physical impairment. It is rewarding to see my patients regaining independence and confidence after illness or injury.
Dr Polly Tsai is a Rehabilitation Physician with special interests in neurological, reconditioning, and oncology rehabilitation. Dr Tsai is also part of the multidisciplinary team at Neurosciences Queensland which treats Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and other movement disorders.
Dr Tsai graduated from Monash University in 1999. She completed her basic physician training at Princess Alexandra Hospital and subsequently underwent advanced training in rehabilitation medicine at various metropolitan hospitals in Brisbane. Dr Tsai was awarded her Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, RACP in 2009. She previously worked as a staff specialist at the spinal injuries unit of Princess Alexandra Hospital and is currently working as visiting medical officer at The Wesley Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
Dr Tsai remains active in her research and has participated in several international studies investigating the effectiveness of intensive exercise program and nocturnal CPAP on improving clinical outcomes in tetraplegia patients. Dr Tsai was awarded the Adrian Paul Prize for the best scientific paper presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has also presented several papers at the international and Australian rehabilitation conferences.